Compliance for Homes and Small Workshops

The Nest Standards for Homes and Small Workshops and Nest Seal of Homeworker Wellbeing work together to ensure industry-wide transparency and compliance for production taking place beyond the four-walled factory.

Nest Compliance stands to revolutionize the industry by making homework a safe and viable option. Measuring compliance across a matrix of 130 Standards, the training-first program is tailored to address the wide degree of variation in decentralized supply chains, which may result from factors such as multiple layers of subcontracting, migrant labor forces, and broad geographic dispersal. Like all Nest programs, Nest Compliance stands apart for its dedication to cultural sensitivity and handworker ownership in decision-making every step of the way.

On December 7th at the United Nations, Nest in the company of brand and artisan partners officially launched Nest Compliance for Homes and Small Workshops. Built and piloted in collaboration with brand pioneers including EILEEN FISHER, Jaipur Living, Maiyet, Patagonia, PVH, Target, The Children’s Place, and West Elm, Nest Compliance stands to revolutionize the industry by making homework a safe and viable option.

The ILO estimates 300 million homeworkers in the world and 20-60% of garment production is estimated to happen outside of factories. Nest partners weigh in on why homework is an opportunity.

The Nest Seal is a symbol to let consumers know that the products they shop, from fashion to furniture, have been ethically handcrafted.

During the program’s pilot phase, Nest Compliance assessments were carried out in partnership with 42 artisan businesses across 7 countries, bringing improved transparency and wellbeing to more than 11,000 artisans around the world.